Lisa Grossi

More of Lisa’s favorite quotes!

I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has to get down to earth.
– Pearl S. Buck

I’d rather have 30 minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.
– Julia Roberts

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
– Helen Keller

Our strength is often composed of the weakness we’re damned if we’re going to show.
– Mignon McLaughlin

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our disposition and not on our circumstances.
– Martha Washington

A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.
– Elsa Schiaparelli

Plain women know more about men than beautiful ones do.
– Katherine Hepburn

Him that I love, I wish to be free – even from me.
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.
– Beverly Sills

There’s a time when you have to explain to your children why they’re born, and it’s a marvelous thing if you know the reason by then.
– Hazel Scott

A mother is neither cocky, nor proud, because she knows the school principal may call at any minute to report that her child has just driven a motorcycle through the gymnasium.
– Mary Kay Blakerly

Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese.
– Billie Burke

Adventure is something you seek for pleasure or even for profit like a gold rush or invading a country,…but experience is what really happens to you in the long run; the truth that finally overtakes you.
– Katherine Anne Porter

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
– Mohandas Gandhi

It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishment the scroll, I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.
– William Henley

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.
– Ecclesiastes 3:1

Be bold in what you stand for and careful what you fall for.
– Ruth Boorstin

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.
– Sandra Carey

A woman is like a teabag—only in hot water do you realize how strong she is.
– Nancy Reagan

Whenever you want to marry someone, go have lunch with his ex-wife.
– Shelley Winters

It’s never too late – in fiction or life – to revise.
– Nancy Thayer

Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.
– Oprah Winfrey

It is possible that blondes also prefer gentlemen.
– Mamie Van Doren

Favorite Poem

The Woman I Will Be
I shall wear diamonds and a wide brimmed straw hat with ribbons and flowers on it
And I shall spend my social security on white wine and carrots
And sit in the alley of my barn and listen to my horses breathe.
I will sneak out in the middle of a summer’s night
And ride the dappled mare across the moonstruck meadow,
if my old bones will allow.
And when people come to call, I will smile and nod,
As I walk them past the gardens to the barn
And show, instead, the flowers growing there
In stalls fresh-lined with straw.
I will shovel and sweat and wear hay in my hair as if it were a jewel.
And I will be an embarrassment of all who look down on me
Who have not yet found the peace in being free
To love a horse as a friend, a friend who waits at midnight hour
With muzzle and nicker and patient eyes
For the kind of woman I will be when I am old.